Archives for July 2012

A polisher that gives you the best of both worlds

Makita

The Makita BO6040 is one of the most versatile polishers available! With the click of a switch, the BO6040 changes from an orbital polisher to a forced rotation orbital polisher. This means you can use the BO6040 for finish sanding or aggressive swirl and defect removal. The Makita BO6040 6.5 inch Pad Kit takes the versatility of the BO6040 a step further by including a host of Lake Country pads and other essential accessories to get you started.

The Makita BO6040 replaces two machines, making it a great value. If you do not currently own a buffer, or you are not sure if your vehicle’s scratches will come out with an ordinary dual-action polisher, the Makita BO6040 is an excellent choice. Start out with the random orbital setting and a low-cut polish. The general rule is if your fingernail catches the scratch, you’ll need to do some compounding to totally remove it. If the random orbital setting is not working, just turn the machine off, turn the orange knob, and turn the polisher back on. The orbital motion with forced rotation will level the scratch until it is completely eliminated.

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Put down that drying towel

CR Spotless

CR Spotless Water Systems are portable de-ionization units that produce clean, ultra-purified water for washing your car, boat, motorcycle, or RV. Water purified by the CR Spotless Water Systems contains no minerals and therefore leaves no water spots! Now you can wash you vehicle, spot free rinse, and walk away. No water spots will appear. CR Spotless Water Systems provide the ultimate spot-free car wash!

Water spots occur because all water is full of minerals, like calcium, magnesium, sodium, and various other dissolved mineral salts. You might have heard of total dissolved solids in reference to tap water. All water has them, and they’re a real problem for detailers. When water evaporates, it leaves these minerals behind on the vehicle in little rings that we call water spots. Eventually, minerals etch auto paint. The etching requires compounding. It’s best to prevent water spots altogether with the CR Spotless Water Systems.

Before CR Spotless Water Systems, you had to towel-dry your vehicle to prevent water spots. We carry many microfiber drying towels that are excellent quality and very safe on paint, but wouldn’t it be great if you could skip that step? Just wash, rinse, and go. You can do exactly that with CR Spotless Water Systems.

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Tackle your interior with the Detailer’s Pro Vacuum

Detailer's Vac

The Detailer’s 8 Gallon 2.5 HP Wet/Dry Auto Detailing Vacuum provides powerful suction to clean up car interiors, garages, and workshops. Clean up wet spills and dry soil from virtually any surface. The Detailer’s 8 Gallon 2.5 HP Wet/Dry Garage Vac includes a variety of nozzles plus a generous 35 foot cord so you can reach every inch of your garage.

The Detailer’s 8 Gallon 2.5 HP Wet/Dry Auto Detailing Vacuum is made for detailing pros and garage fanatics. This vacuum makes it easy to keep your vehicles and your garage tidy with a multi-surface claw tool, a round brush for dashboards and floor mats, and a 16 inch crevice tool to reach under seats. The 12 ft. Lock-On, crush-resistant flexible hose gives you extra reach for cleaning deep trunks.

This handy Shop Vac features 90 inches of sealed pressure, or lift. Sealed pressure is the measure of how far a vacuum motor can lift a column of water up a glass tube. At 90 inches, the Detailer’s 8 Gallon 2.5 HP Wet/Dry Garage Vac offers plenty of power to clean up dirty garages, vehicles, boats, and RVs.

This vacuum is ultra quiet. That’s a great feature if you work alongside other detailers or if you are detailing in a residential neighborhood. Your neighbors will thank you!

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Master your Flex

Flex DVD

Learn how to master the complete line of Flex polishers with the How to Properly Use Flex Polishers DVD! Learn from the expert himself, Mike Phillips, as he goes over the various dual action and rotary polishers manufactured by Flex Power Tools. Mike Phillips provides an in-depth look at all three Flex polishers while providing you with invaluable tips and techniques on how to achieve flawless paint with your newfound favorite Flex dual action or rotary polisher.

What’s more, the information found in this DVD also pertains to other dual action and rotary polishers. Mike Phillips explains proper machine polishing techniques including how to keep your pad flat while using the powerful Flex XC3401 and how to pick up your bead using the buttery smooth Flex PE14-2-150. No small detail on any of the three polishers manufactured by Flex Power Tools is overlooked in the How to Properly Use Flex Polishers DVD.

Mike Phillips is our Director of Training at Autogeek. He teaches machine polishing classes here in the Autogeek Show Car Garage several times a year, where detailers learn the techniques you’ll see in this video. Now you can bring Mike into your own garage with this DVD, “How to Properly Use Flex Polishers.”

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Autogeek at SEMA 2012

Visit Autogeek at the SEMA Show 2012!

SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association. The SEMA show is the auto industry’s premier trade show, where the biggest names in automotive care and aftermarket accessories come to introduce new products, see the newest trends in car care, and meet with the brightest minds in the business. The SEMA show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries to the Las Vegas Convention Center every fall. The SEMA show is where next year’s hot new items are debuted and where new vendor relationships are formed. Every year, manufacturers exhibit their best work, from fantastic custom vehicles and rebuilds to the latest in surface care technology. When manufacturers go to SEMA, they go big.

At SEMA, it’s not just what you’ll see, it’s who you’ll see. Celebrities from racing, television, film, and from the world of car care all gather at the SEMA show.

In 2008, Richard Griot of Griot’s Garage stopped by the Autogeek booth to meet Max. Barry Meguiar and Max met in 2009. In 2010, the hosts of Two Guys Garage, My Classic Car, TRUCK U, and Motorhead Garage all joined us at the Autogeek booth. For 2011 Bruno Massel, Matt Steele, Dennis Gage, Richard Griot and many others stopped in and visited the Autogeek booth! You never know what will happen at the SEMA show!

Visit us in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth 13037.
SEMA 2012 is October 30th until November 2nd, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gtechniq Car Care Products arrive at autogeek.net

Gtechniq Car Care ProductsGtechniq Exterior Coatings
The power of Smart Surface Science!

Gtechniq, a UK-based company, manufactures a complete line of world-class surface care products that utilize the latest advancements in nano scale composite materials to deliver products that outlast and outshine the competition. Gtechniq was the first company of its kind to harness the power of Smart Surface Science. This enables Gtechniq surface care products to provide a level of shine and protection on treated surfaces that was previously unheard of.

Gtechniq has gained a reputation around the world for delivering surface care products that deliver the maximum amount of visual impact. Gtechniq meticulously tests each product to the extreme to ensure that their polishes, cleaners and deep gloss coatings work harder, smarter and more easily than anything else you’ve ever tried. Utilize the power of Smart Surface Science and experience the Gtechniq advantage for yourself.

Be sure to check out these and the other new items featured at Autogeek.net.